• DCS Statement Regarding Children's Rights' Challenge of Over-Commitment Law

    Thursday, September 10, 2009 | 3:34am

    NASHVILLE - Today, Children’s Rights, Inc. filed a motion seeking to stop the State from implementing a new law regarding the over-commitment of children into State custody by juvenile judges. The Department of Children’s Services has made great progress in recent years in improving the care and services we provide to Tennessee’s children. The Department has also corrected many of the issues that were at the heart of the Brian A. lawsuit. It appears the issues raised by the plaintiffs are less about the existing lawsuit and more about their objection to a law passed this year by the General Assembly.

    Children's Services |Media Advisories

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  • Between the Barrels Visits Sumner County

    Tuesday, September 08, 2009 | 5:05am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 500 high school students at Gallatin High School in Sumner County, Wednesday, September 9, 2009. The safe driving program, which is geared to students who are just learning to drive, aims to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

    Media Advisories |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • Governor's Conference on Tourism to be held in Murfreesboro

    Wednesday, September 02, 2009 | 7:00pm

    Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Tourism Strategies for Tough Times

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The 2009 Governor’s Conference on Tourism will be held Sept. 16 – 18 in Murfreesboro at Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center. This year’s theme is, “Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Tourism Strategies for Tough Times.”
     
    President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, Roger Dow, will deliver the convention’s keynote address on the power of travel. Senior Vice President of Research, U.S. Travel Association, Dr. Suzanne Cook, will also deliver a keynote address on the topic of tourism industry trends and forecasts. Other highlights include educational seminars designed for all segments of the tourism industry, unbeatable networking opportunities and the State of the Industry address by Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker.
     

    Media Advisories |Tourist Development

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  • TN Homeland Security & TEMA Directors to Discuss Emergency Preparedness

    Wednesday, September 02, 2009 | 8:40am

    NASHVILLE --- The Directors of the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security (OHS) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will hold a media availability on Thursday, September 3, 2009 to discuss emergency preparedness. September 1st marks the kick-off of National Preparedness Month, a month –long national effort to increase public awareness about how citizens can prepare for emergencies.

    Media Advisories |Safety & Homeland Security |Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

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  • Between the Barrels Visits Tri-County Vocational in Macon County

    Wednesday, September 02, 2009 | 5:32am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 200 high school students at Tri-County Vocation School in Macon County, Friday, September 4, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

    Media Advisories |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • Between the Barrels Visits Perry County

    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 | 5:57am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 350 high school students at Perry County High, Thursday, September 3, 2009. The safe driving program, which is geared to students who are just learning to drive, aims to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

    Media Advisories |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • Hernando DeSoto Bridge Work Requires Long Term Lane Closures

    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 | 3:00am
    Bridge to be Reduced to Four Travel Lanes for Several Weeks
     
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will reduce the travel lanes on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which carries I-40 over the Mississippi River in Memphis, on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 as a new phase of the seismic retrofit of the bridge begins.  The bridge will be reduced from three lanes in each direction to two eleven foot travel lanes in each direction with no shoulders. 

    Media Advisories |Road Closures

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  • Media Advisory

    Thursday, August 27, 2009 | 10:06am

    NASHVILLE - The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will meet on Thursday, September 3 to discuss its future work and oversight of the Department of Correction and Board of Probation and Parole joint offender management plan. The CJCC, created by Governor Phil Bredesen, has been examining ways to reduce crime and the recidivism rate.

    Correction |Media Advisories

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  • Partial Closure of Interstate 440 this Weekend for Concrete Repairs

    Thursday, August 27, 2009 | 3:38am
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will once again close a short section of Interstate 440 in Nashville this weekend as a major concrete rehabilitation project continues.  This weekend’s closure is one of several planned for the coming months.  Contract crews will close I-440 Eastbound from the Interstate 40 junction on the west side of Nashville to Interstate 65 at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2009. I-440 will reopen no later than 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31.

    Media Advisories |Road Closures

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  • Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Holds August Graduation

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 10:20am

    Smyrna, Tenn. -- More than 70 young men and women with significant disabilities will don cap and gown and walk or roll their wheelchairs across the stage during graduation exercises at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) in Smyrna this week. While at the TRC, students were trained in various fields to help them enter or return to the workforce and attain a better quality of life. Business Education, Food Service and Groundskeeping are just a few of the programs offered at TRC.  The 74 graduates represent communities from all over Tennessee—from Cornersville to Clarksville, and Mosheim to Memphis.

    Human Services |Media Advisories

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  • Between the Barrels Visits Macon County

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 5:56am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 930 high school students at Macon County High School in Macon County, Friday, August 28, 2009. The safe driving program, which is geared to students who are just learning to drive, aims to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

    Media Advisories |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • TN Department of Education Announces Reading Summit

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 4:47am

    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen, Education Commissioner Timothy Webb and the Tennessee Department of Education launched the 2009-10 Middle and High School Reading Summit beginning today with a spotlight on promoting reading success.

    “Reading is the key to a successful education,” Governor Bredesen said. “While we have made reading a priority with early learning initiatives like Books from Birth, it’s now time to apply that same level of focus to keep reading on the forefront for middle and high school students as we increase standards this year.”

    Education |Media Advisories

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  • THP Memphis District Announces Aggressive School Zone Enforcement

    Monday, August 24, 2009 | 1:59am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will announce activities to aggressively enforce school zones during a news conference at the Covington Municipal Airport, Thursday, August 27, 2009. August 24-28, the THP’s Memphis District will utilize every available Trooper to work school zones, follow school buses on their routes and ride on buses. The THP helicopter will also be utilized for air patrol as part of the special school zone enforcement initiative.

    Media Advisories |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • Between the Barrels Visits Red Boiling Springs

    Monday, August 24, 2009 | 1:51am

    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 200 high school students at Red Boiling Springs High School in Macon County, Wednesday, August 26, 2009. The safe driving program, which is geared to students who are just learning to drive, aims to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

    Media Advisories |Safety & Homeland Security

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